INVENTORY - Biologist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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INVENTORY - Biologist

Reference number: DFO23J-042395-000122
Selection process number: 22-DFO-QUE-EA-EFM-340872
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Regional Directorate of Ecosystem Management
Mont-Joli (Québec)
$65,662 to $89,411

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 16 January 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

✷ We encourage students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary program leading to a degree in natural sciences, physical sciences or applied sciences, with specialization in a field related to the duties of the position to apply.

✷ SELF-DECLARATION: because you matter. ✷

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recognizes that the diversity of its employee population contributes to its strength and integrity. By completing the Employment Equity section in your application, you help create a Public Service that is diverse, inclusive and representative of identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada.

👉 What to expect?
When you apply, we want to be able to see how you meet the requirements of essentials studies and experiences.

👉 How to apply?
Simply by answering the online screening questions!
Note that it is not enough to indicate that you have the required qualifications or to provide a list of previous or current responsibilities. We invite you to describe with concrete examples how, when and where you acquired these qualifications. If necessary, we will use your resume to confirm the information provided. Remember that if the demonstration of your experiences is not explicit enough, your application may be rejected.

🚩 Please note that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has adopted a hybrid work mode of 2 days/week in person. The positions that will be staffed under this inventory are physically located at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli (Quebec).


💻 Regional Directorate Ecosystem Management includes 3 programs:
· the marine planning and conservation;
· the species at risk management;
· the fish and fish habitat protection.

The tasks of biologists and analysts at the BI-02 levels include conducting analyses, participating and organizing consultations with various partners, drafting documents and providing management recommendations in relation to the application of different regulatory and protection programs.

Work environment

💦 Regional Directorate of the Ecosystem Management of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's mandate is to ensure the conservation and protection of aquatic, freshwater and marine ecosystems in the Quebec region through the implementation of policies derived from federal legislation. We are located at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli, at the edge of the St. Lawrence estuary. This is a workplace that is out of the ordinary, dynamic, where you can achieve your professional ambitions, while working alongside people who live for their trades.

Have a positive influence – be part of the solution.

As an active partner, you will have the opportunity to release your creativity, share your innovative ideas and to work on innovation projects.

Why work with us?

As your future employer, we are committed to providing you with many opportunities for learning and development that will boost your talent and contribute to establishing a strong scientific network. You will be supported and inspired, allowing you to pursue a career filled with great achievements.

We are committed to creating a positive and dynamic environment, where employees who have innovative ideas and new perspectives can influence the course of things and achieving excellence.

You could also enjoy a healthy work-life balance, in an organization that is committed to ensure the well-being of all its employees.

Intent of the process

🐟 As a result of this process, a pool of fully or partially qualified candidates will be created to fill similar positions, or identical, various tenures and with various language requirements, at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, located in Mont-Joli (Quebec).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

· A degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution in natural sciences, physical sciences or applied sciences, with specialization** in a field related to the duties of the position.
(Or in the process of obtaining such a degree by summer – Will be required at the time of appointment)

*The term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.
**The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and have been taken from a recognized post
secondary institution, but not necessarily as part of a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency

· Experience in the analysis, the summary and the production of reports using data or information related to research in the natural environment.
· Experience in management of natural resources.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

· Experience in consultation or mobilizing partners* on issues related to natural resources management.
· Experience in consultation or engagement with Aboriginal organizations.
· Experience in relation to the marine planning and conservation.
· Experience with species at risk management.
· Experience with fish and fish habitat protection.

*Without limitation, here is a list of examples for partners: other business lines within your own organization, other government organizations (federal, provincial or municipal), Aboriginal groups, non-governmental organizations, academia, industry, etc.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
· French Essential
· Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

· Ability to create effective interpersonal relationships
· Ability to synthesize and analyze
· Ability to communicate in writing
· Ability to communicate orally

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

· Be available quickly to work based on needs to be filled.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

· Ability and willingness to travel and participate in working meetings, sometimes outside normal working hours.
· Hold a valid driver's license (Class 5).

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Human Resources - Quebec

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